Waldorf Red Cake

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 ounces red food coloring
  • 2-1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar

  • 2-1/2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup margarine


Directions:

  1. Cream shortening, add sugar, eggs and beat well. Add food coloring and mix well. 
  2. Sift dry ingredients together and add alternately with milk. Add vanilla and vinegar; beat well. 
  3. Pour into 3 greased and floured 8-inch cake pans or 2 9-inch cake pans. 
  4. Bake at 350 degrees.
  5. Topping: Stir flour and milk over medium heat until smooth and thick. Cool. 
  6. Cream together sugar and margarine. Add cooled flour mixture and beat about 15 minutes or until it looks like whipped cream.

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